Sixties quest for the elusive Eden

 

 

Art from the 60’s

 

 

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Ceramic bottle figure – Valentine and Andrée Schlegel Vilar

1960

 

 

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Mid Century style painting – Tim Biskup – ‘Vision 1′

 

 

 

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Mid Century Madoura Owl Platter – Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

 

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Emaux des Glaciers lava glaze jug- Cyclope Pottery

Annecy, 60’s

 

 

Emergence of the remarkable 60’s decade

 

The collective awakening of a desire for a higher consciouses arrived in the Sixties and resulted in a wildly ambitious decade. The Beatles led the charge for universal love and saturated the airwaves, provoking a symbiosis that was going to hug worldly predation into submission. Exotic stimulants and Eastern techniques to expand consciousness were busting the conservative shackles, prying open dormant corners that were primed to release an idealistic vision. New Age was the rage where organics, vegetarianism and yoga were among the many shifts in lifestyle habits. Nirvana banana smoothies were a popular dietary supplement and love beads were adorned along with all kinds of Eastern jewellry decoration. The newly created Rolling Stone magazine was gushing lyrical over all the new music styles while Robert Crumb was zapping the counter culture world with his incisive, larger, then life interpretation of the liberated hippie life in his comics. The spread of environmentalism was greatly influenced by the 60‘s back-to-nature movement, which arose from both a hippie rejection of consumerism, materialism and corporate greed.

 

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Large Mid-century  German fat lava floor vase

Sixties

 

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Bob Dylan

Music pushed the agenda  …..  ‘it’s very faraway, takes about half a day, if you travel by dragonfly’ – Hendrix lyrics that typified the ideal that it was going to be a trippy utopia filled with universal peace. Dylan’s ‘Times are a Changin’‘ was sowing the seeds of the message in 1964 to nourish the growth of the protest movement. Joni Mitchell was spreading a soul searching mix of innocence and vulnerability, ‘We are stardust, We are golden, And we’ve got to get ourselves, Back to the garden’. Free spirit abandon was being inspired from a myriad of musical forces. Ravi Shankar’s ragas introduced frantic tabla rhythms and mysterious worlds while John Mclaughlin and Miles Davis pushed the boundaries of contemporary jazz with their innovative fusions.

During the 1960’s the world was in the grip of far reaching political and social upheavals.The literature from Hunter S Thompson and Carlos Castanada captured the political and cosmic challenges respectively while being pervaded with mind expanding journeys of chaos and awe. In the art world, design was also being expanded into more adventurous modernist styles with the sculptures of Roger Capron and Peter Voulkos, architecture of le Corbusier, mass produced modernism of the furniture designs of Ray Eames and the ceramics of Marcello Fantoni and Guido Gambone.
The emergence of a collective belief in the potential of a universal consciousness was on a scale that was unprecedented and even though the summer of idealistic love dispersed once the fragrant haze of smoke had dissolved, fashion, music and art had undergone a remarkable upheaval.

 

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White peace dove vase – Robert and Jean Cloutier, 1960’s

 

 

Ines-Hassenberg-(Germany) cylinder ovoid vase

Christof Ines

 

 

 

Tim-Biskup modernist art

Tim Biskup Mid -Century inspired painting

 

 

 

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Piesche and Reif mid century vases

1960’s

 

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‘Gossiping Ladies’ cubist figurine – Marcello Fantoni

Modernamada.com

 

 

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Hand blown art glass vase – Audrey Handler

1973

 

 

 

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Stig Lindberg

60’s

Object LA

 

 

 

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Large mosaic Buddha – Niki de Phalle Saint

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

 

 

 

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Oiseau ‘Bird’ sculpture – Georges Jouve

Mid-Century

 

 

 

 

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Vallauris drip glaze vessel

60’s

 

 

 

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Geometric pattern vase – Hans Theo Baumann for Rosenthal

1960

 

 

Carlton-Ball abstract triple vase

Three lobed, three necked, coil built vase – F.Carlton Ball

1965

 

 

 

Guido Gambone,-Italy ceramic abstract figurine

Guido Gambone, Italy

60’s

 

 

 

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Carl Gray Witkop – horsehair meditation vase

 

 

 

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VW combi van teapot

 

 

 

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Mid century lava glaze vase with decorative piping

 

 

 

Ceramic ovoid vae with abstract face motif and birds www.ivyhill.com

Ivy Hill

www.ivyhill.com

 

 

 

Clyde-Burt lidded casserole pot

Clyde Burt

1960’s

 

 

 

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Liz Quackenbush –  ‘Electric Ladyland’

 

 

 

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Mug with psychedelic female motif

 

 

 

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Zentangle pattern vessel  Designer Liner Gallery

 

 

 

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‘Elegy III’, Bronze  sculpture – Barbara Hepworth

1966

 

 

Dudley-Vaccianna handpainted vase

Dudley Vaccianna

 

 

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Elio Schiavon Sgraffito Ceramic vase

Early 1960’s, Italy

 

 

 

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60’s Murano Glass Vase – Dino Martens

 

 

 

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‘Ideo Blue Mask’ by Mats Jonasson

Crystal mask sculpture with an exotic blue and purple abstract face composition. The Ideo face has been etched and hand painted on the rear of a lead crystal block.

Crystal-Fox Gallery

 

 

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Italian Mid-century Modern volcanic glaze pottery pitcher by Italo Casini

 

 

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Psychedelic 1960’s Porsche Cookie Jar

 

 

 

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Jimi Hendrix, Monterey

Discogs.com

 

 

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Karen McPhail

 

 

French mid centuryTable-Lamp-by-Roger-Capron abstract female figure on base

Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Relief sculpture by Kenneth-Dierck for Primavera

1965

 

 

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Megan Bogonovich

 

 

 

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Megan Bogonovich

 

 

 

 

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Ceramic Sky Pot by Jerry Rothman

1961

 

 

Maurice-Grossman mid-century-sculpture

Maurice Grossman

www.tikiroom.com

 

 

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Megan Bogonovich ceramic beads

 

 

 

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Mr. Natural figure – R.Crumb Zap Comix character

 

 

 

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Ovoid ‘Moon Flask’ – John Lewis

1974

 

 

 

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Large white lava glaze bowl – Clyde Burt

60’s

 

 

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‘Oriente Vase’ by Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso

Sixties

 

 

 

Rain-Harris ceramic sculpture Hedge

‘Hedge’  by Rain Harris
2011
porcelain, vintage decals
18″ x 12″ x 4″

 

 

 

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‘Warrior Urn’ – Robert Sperry

USA, 1960

 

 

 

Roman-Khalilov ceramic spiral orb

Roman Khalilov sculpture

 

 

 

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Black and white pregnant pitcher/vase – Rosenthal

1961

 

Ruysen-Flores-Venancino---visionary art

Ruysen Flores Venancino

 

 

 

Sergio-Asti-1967 COMPASSO-Milano

Sergio Asti jug

Milan – 1967

 

 

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Au Go Go – Tower Brown Cosmic Trip – 2011

 

 

 

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‘The Beat Goes On’  mosaic Angela Ibbs

 

 

 

 

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Large bowl – Beatrice Wood

1967

 

 

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Gabriel Fourmaintraux

60’s

 

 

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Ceramic Walrus Sculpture – Arabia Finland Art Porcelain-MCM design Taisto Kaasinen

1960’s

TwoGuysAndADog – etsy

 

 

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Sixties ceramic love mug

 

Sixties fashion with Hammond organ groove – Jimmy Smith and Dr. John 

 

The hammond organ was one of the defining sounds of the groovy side of the  60‘s and was used  in advertising and movies to reflect the swinging mood of the era

 

Joni Mitchell – ‘Amelia’ 

From the album ‘Hejira’

 

 

 

‘Love 4 1 another’

Prince, Larry Graham, Graham Central Station

From Larry Graham’s ‘GCS 2000 album’, produced at Prince’s Paisley Studios featuring Prince on guitar, keyboards and support vocals and rapping on the bridge.

 

 

 

‘Spanish Castle Magic’
Jimi Hendrix – 

From the 1967 album “Axis Bold As Love”

 


Jimi Hendrix – Spainish Castle Magic by luminessence7

 

 

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